The Roman architect Vitruvius in his treatise on architecture, De Architectura, asserted that there were three principles of good architecture:
Firmatis (Durability) – It should stand up robustly and remain in good condition.
Utilitas (Usefulness) – It should be useful and function well for the people using it.
Venustatis (Beauty) – It should delight people and raise their spirits.
With these principles in mind; each submission should address the following areas of consideration:
Resistance to obsolescence (in its many forms)
Materiality: appropriateness and embodied carbon efficiency
Quality of design and construction
Functionality: fitness of purpose
Health, wellness and productivity
Carbon efficiency (operational)
Integration: holistic attributes
Tectonics, material and formal
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